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Journal of Case Reports
Isolated Unilateral Hypoglossal Nerve Palsy: A Delayed Sequel of Covid-19
Ummer Karadan1, Robin George Manappallil2, Mohan Leslie Noone1, Chellenton Jayakrishnan1, Ali Noufal3
Departments of 1Neurology, 2Internal Medicine and 3Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Baby Memorial Hospital, Calicut, Kerala, India.
Corresponding Author:
Dr Robin George Manappallil
Email: drrobingeorgempl@gmail.com
Received: 07-FEB-2021 Accepted: 13-APR-2021 Published Online: 25-MAY-2021
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17659/01.2021.0029
Background: The Corona virus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), is known to have several respiratory complications. However, some neurological complications have also been reported in critically ill patients with co-morbidities. Case Report: Our patient, a hypertensive, had mild flu like symptoms and was diagnosed to have Covid-19 infection. He was managed symptomatically and recovered. About 3 months later, he developed left hypoglossal nerve palsy. Conclusion: Isolated unilateral hypoglossal nerve palsy is a rare scenario, and its presentation as a delayed neurological sequel in Covid-19 infection, to the best of our knowledge, has not been reported before. 
Keywords : COVID-19; Hypoglossal Nerve; Nervous System Diseases; Paralysis; SARS-CoV-2.
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